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charcoal (n.)

"coal made by subjecting wood to smothered combustion," mid-14c., charcole, first element is either Old French charbon "charcoal," or, on the current theory, obsolete charren "to turn" (from Old English cerran) + cole "coal," thus, "to turn to coal."

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Definitions of charcoal from WordNet
1
charcoal (n.)
a carbonaceous material obtained by heating wood or other organic matter in the absence of air;
Synonyms: wood coal
charcoal (n.)
a stick of black carbon material used for drawing;
Synonyms: fusain
charcoal (n.)
a very dark grey color;
Synonyms: charcoal grey / charcoal gray / oxford grey / oxford gray
charcoal (n.)
a drawing made with a stick of black carbon material;
2
charcoal (adj.)
of a very dark grey;
Synonyms: charcoal-grey / charcoal-gray
From wordnet.princeton.edu